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Traitors, The (1962)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jun 24, 2017

UK / 66 minutes / bw / Ello, Rank Dir: Robert Tronson Pr & Scr: Jim O’Connolly Story: J. Levy, J.P. O’Connolly Cine: Michael Reed, James Bawdon Cast: Patrick Allen, Jacqueline Ellis, James Maxwell, Zena Walker, Ewan Roberts, Harold Goodwin, John Bown, Jeffrey Segal, Anne Padwick, Jack May, Mark read more

o/t: Movie Scientist Blogathon 2017

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jun 18, 2017

And, once more, thanks to Christina Wehner and Ruth at Silver Screenings, the Movie Scientist Blogathon returns. This year, as you’ll have deduced from the image above (upon which please click for more info), the ‘thon runs September 8-10. Noirish is planning to contribute a piece on th read more

Millie (1931)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jun 17, 2017

US / 85 minutes / bw / RKO Dir: John Francis Dillon Pr: Chas. R. Rogers Scr: Chas. Kenyon, Ralph Murphy (i.e., Ralph Morgan) Story: Millie (1930) by Donald Henderson Clarke Cine: Ernest Haller Cast: Helen Twelvetrees, Lilyan Tashman, Robert Ames, James Hall, John Halliday, Joan Blondell, Anita Louis read more

Night of Evil (1962)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jun 10, 2017

US / 83 minutes / bw / Galbreath, Astor, Sutton Dir & Pr: Richard Galbreath Scr: Louis Perino Story: Lou Perry (i.e., Louis Perino) Cine: David Holmes Cast: Lisa Gaye, William Campbell, Lynn Bernay (i.e., Lynette Bernay), Burtt Harris, Sammy Mannis, Earl Wilson, Remo Pisani, George Diestel, Don read more

o/t: reading during May

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jun 4, 2017

Just seven books this month, but a couple of them were pretty long and all are nonfiction. As usual, the links go to my notes on Goodreads.   Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account. ( Log Out / Change  read more

Trent’s Last Case (1952)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on Jun 3, 2017

UK / 86 minutes / bw / Imperadio, Republic Dir & Pr: Herbert Wilcox Scr: Pamela Bower Story: Trent’s Last Case (1913) by E.C. Bentley Cine: Max Greene Cast: Michael Wilding, Margaret Lockwood, Orson Welles, John McCallum, Miles Malleson, Hugh McDermott, Jack McNaughton, Sam Kydd, Kenneth William read more

o/t: it’s back! – Todd Mason’s Overlooked A/V: links to reviews, etc. of films, tv, radio, podcasts, stage drama, museum shows, videogames and more . . .

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 28, 2017

After a short hiatus, here’s the welcome return of Todd’s ever-rewarding roundup, Click HERE to be taken to Todd’s Sweet Freedom blog and all the individual links. A. J. Wright: Whispering City; Marilyn McCoo Alice Chang: Dark Souls; PlayStation 4; Persona 5; Ori and the Blind Fore read more

She Devil (1957)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 27, 2017

US / 78 minutes / bw / Regal, TCF Dir & Pr: Kurt Neumann Scr: Carroll Young, Kurt Neumann Story: “The Adaptive Ultimate” (1935 Astounding) by John Jessel (i.e., Stanley G. Weinbaum) Cine: Karl Struss Cast: Mari Blanchard, Jack Kelly, Albert Dekker, John Archer, Fay Baker, Blossom Rock (i.e., read more

o/t: the Medicine in the Movies Blogathon

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 25, 2017

Charlene of Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews announced this some little while ago, but I learned about it just yesterday. Charlene has most kindly allowed a very late enrollment from me, so expect my post on the blistering quasi-noirish medical-sf “classic” She Devil (1957) to read more

Wrong Number (2002)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 24, 2017

Canada, US / 97 minutes / color / Northern Eagle/Triton, Tsunami Dir: Richard Middleton Pr: Ken Nakamura, Tim Riley Scr: Richard Middleton Story: Lorna Lambert Cine: Walter Bal Cast: Brigitte Bako, David Lipper, Kane Picoy, Barry Blake, Eric Roberts, Cas Anver (i.e., Cas Anvar), Simon Peacock, Jo Ma read more

reblog: Raymond Burr Centennial

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 22, 2017

** When I read this stupendous (and very well illustrated) essay on one of the greats of the noirish screen, I hesitated about one millisecond before asking blogger Brian Camp if I might reblog it here. He kindly assented, so . . . Brian Camp's Film and Anime Blog Raymond Burr would have turne read more

Erreur Tragique (1913)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 20, 2017

vt Tragic Error France / 25 minutes / bw silent / Gaumont Dir & Scr: Louis Feuillade Cine: uncredited Cast: Suzanne Grandais, René Navarre, Marie Dorly, Ernest Bourbon, Paul Manson. According to the opening intertitle, René, Marquis de Romiguières (Navarre), and his wife Suzanne (Grandais) are read more

reblog: Goodbye Powers Boothe

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 18, 2017

  I am saddened by the recent news of the passing of actor Powers Boothe. He had a long and varied acting career appearing on television and the big screen.  His was a face recognized by many, but perhaps his name was not as well known. As a fan of his work I knew his name. Of all the character read more

Mysterious Doctor, The (1943)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 17, 2017

US / 57 minutes / bw / Warner–First National Dir: Ben Stoloff Scr: Richard Weil Cine: Henry Sharp Cast: John Loder, Eleanor Parker, Bruce Lester, Lester Matthews, Forrester Harvey, Matt Willis, Frank Mayo, Phyllis Barry, David Clyde, Clyde Cook, Harold De Becker, Crauford Kent, Leo White. One foggy read more

Inquest (1939)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 12, 2017

UK / 58 minutes / bw / Charter, Grand National Dir: Roy Boulting Pr: John Boulting Scr: Francis Miller, Michael Barringer Story: Inquest (1931 play) by Michael Barringer Cine: D.P. Cooper Cast: Elizabeth Allan, Herbert Lomas, Hay Petrie, Basil Cunard, Barbara Everest, Olive Sloane, Philip Friend, Ha read more

Purple Gang, The (1959)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 10, 2017

US / 85 minutes / bw / Allied Artists Dir: Frank McDonald Pr: Lindsley Parsons Scr: Jack DeWitt Cine: Ellis Carter Cast: Barry Sullivan, Robert Blake, Elaine Edwards, Marc Cavell, Jody Lawrance, Suzy Marquette, Joseph Turkel, Victor Creatore, Paul Dubov, Dirk London, Kathleen Lockhart, Nestor Paiva, read more

reblog: Noir and the Academy Awards

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 8, 2017

***Salome Wilde of BNoirDetour is consistently amongst the very most interesting film noir commentators, and her latest essay is no exception. I disagree with her about the merits of The Big Sleep, but that’s a tiny quibble . . . and anyway I’m (I know) in the minority on this issue. My read more

Crímenes, Los (2011)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 6, 2017

The Crimes Argentina / 19 minutes / color with some bw / Universida del Cine BA, El Curupí Dir: Santiago Esteves Pr: Ezequiel Pierri Scr: Juan Manuel Bordón, Santiago Esteves Cine: Cecilia Madorno, Agustín Mendilaharzu Cast: Edgardo Livov, Esteban Lamothe, Agustina Liendo, Oscar Bejarano, Alejandro read more

o/t: April’s leisure reading

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 4, 2017

April was supposed to be All Translations Month, but the local library produced Elizabeth Kostova’s new, Bulgaria-set novel weeks if not months earlier than I’d expected, and, bearing in mind there were likely others in the queue, I read the book immediately . . . offering myself the wea read more

Un Crime (2006)

Noirish Posted by John Grant on May 3, 2017

vt A Crime Canada / 99 minutes / color / ARP Sélection Dir: Manuel Pradal Pr: Michèle Pétin, Laurent Pétin Scr: Tonino Benacquista, Manuel Pradal Cine: Yorgos Arvanitis Cast: Harvey Keitel, Emmanuelle Béart, Norman Reedus, Joe Grifasi, Lily Rabe, Kim Director, Brian Tarantina, Patrick Collins, read more